The Power of Humility
Recovery, for me, was not just getting sober. Recovery also involved finding a new spiritual philosophy.
I was often reminded of the slogan; ‘The man I was, was a drinker. The man I was would drink again.’ I had to change. And false humility was my primary character defect.
I had shortcomings in the following areas of my attitudes.
If one places ‘Principles Before Personalities’ and deals with ‘First Things First’, one approaches genuine humility, where there is enormous inner power.
Actions to approach humility;
- Free yourself from the demands of your ego, and there is no limit to where you can go.
- Let go of your desire to control others, and you vastly improve the ability to control, focus and direct your own actions.
- Let go of the illusion that you already know it all, and you open yourself to higher levels of enlightenment.
- Move beyond the need to blame, and you gain a greater degree of responsibility.
- Get past the impulse to place judgments on others, and you’re able to focus much more clearly on matters of real and lasting value.
- Give up the thought that you’re better than everyone else, and a whole new world of opportunity opens up to you.
- Stop seeking unfair advantage, and you’re free to develop an unstoppable effectiveness.
- Quit demanding the most and start expecting the best. You’ll experience a level of true abundance that you never before could have imagined.
- Live each moment with humility, love, respect and gratitude for the whole of life that surrounds you. And you will find a treasure that has no end.
Adapted after; Ralph Marston